Jimi Hendrix’s London flat to open as a museum

February 9, 2016

Jimi Hendrix’s London apartment will be opened to the public for the first time as the “Hendrix Museum” opens this week (Weds, February 10).

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Hendrix lived in the Mayfair property for a year between 1968-69. The flat is located at 23 Brook Street, next door to Handel House, the former London home of composer George Frideric Handel.

Admission to the museum is £7.50. Items include records from Hendrix’s personal vinyl collection, including a copy of Bob Dylan’s ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ that is stained with Hendrix’s blood.

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The Brook Street home belonged to Hendrix’s then-girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. He moved away to Notting Hill area of London when they split.

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“It is hard to think of another home in the world with such a concentration of musical genius,” chairman of the Handel House Trust, Alistair Stranack, previously said of the news. “Our research into the building and Hendrix’s circle of friends and acquaintances has enabled us to present an image of what life was like in his time at Brook Street.”

“While it has been a pleasure to have been working in Jimi’s bedroom for the past few years, it is even more pleasing to be able to throw it open to everybody else.”

 

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